Leitrim, County Down

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Leitrim
Leitrim is located in County Down
Leitrim
Location within County Down
Population150 (2011 Census)
County
CountryNorthern Ireland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBanbridge
PoliceNorthern Ireland
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EU ParliamentNorthern Ireland
UK Parliament
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Northern Ireland
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54°17′10″N 5°59′56″W / 54.286°N 5.999°W / 54.286; -5.999Coordinates: 54°17′10″N 5°59′56″W / 54.286°N 5.999°W / 54.286; -5.999

Leitrim (from Irish Liatroim, meaning 'grey ridge') is a townland and hamlet in County Down, Northern Ireland, near Castlewellan.

There are two townlands called Leitrim in South Down, one is referred to as Upper Leitrim, the other, as Lower Leitrim. One being closer to Hilltown, the other approximately 6 miles from Castlewellan, near Dromara. It is set between the Dromara Hills (Slieve Croob) and the Mourne Mountains. It is claimed to be home to the MacCartan clan of Kinelarty.

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The Great Northern Railway[edit]

The Leitrim railway station was opened on 24 March 1906.[2]

The station closed on 2 May 1955. The station was opened by the Great Northern Railway (Ireland) and was closed by the Ulster Transport Authority.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Banbridge". Travel Now. Retrieved 2007-12-11.
  2. ^ "Leitrim station" (PDF). Railscot - Irish Railways. Retrieved 2012-05-06.

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